I'm a father, writer and occasional musician, in addition to being co-founder, CTO and core team leader of concrete5. Concrete5 is an open source CMS written in PHP. I like to write about it on this site, and on its own. We're headquartered in occasionally sunny Portland, OR – which is also where I'm from.
Since the late 90s, I have built hundreds upon hundreds of websites. In fact, I met Franz Maruna (founder and CEO of Portland Labs, the company behind Concrete5) in 1999, while working on a website in a contractor capacity. I much prefer writing, coordinating and shipping software. I feel proud, privileged and grateful to be a part of a Concrete5.
Asides: I went to the University of Oregon and graduated from their Honors College with a degree in English; at one point in my life I weight roughly 160 pounds more than I do today; I have loved and used Macs since well before it was hip to do so; when I had my first child, I decided it was time to go all in on "The Dad Thing," and I joined a cover band – you can see the results at ChasingMischief.com; it's quite likely the next time I update this page is during its next re-design, so settle in.
Although several great books have been written about concrete5, I have yet to personally contribute to any of them. With the release of Concrete5 version 7 in 2014, it's a great time to look at the state of our written documentation and take a stab at writing the definitive guide to Concrete5. As a former English major and one-time aspiring writer, I'd like to be a part of it. Got an opportunity? Get in touch.